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    The older I get, the more I am looking for furniture that I can move and maneuver on my own, especially something as simple as moving the couch to clean under it/behind it, etc. I'm actually working towards eventually ditching a couch altogether for a couple chairs instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    The older I get, the more I am looking for furniture that I can move and maneuver on my own, especially something as simple as moving the couch to clean under it/behind it, etc.
    We have two sets of those "furniture movers" -- plastic discs with either foam or rubber on the other side. Shove those underneath the corners of the furniture and you can move anything by yourself. Only thing I've ever seen "as advertised on TV!" that actually worked as promised (but I bought them open-box at Goodwill).
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    It would depend on how you define move by yourself. Steve above has one idea, that differs from mine, as I think move by myself also means loading, unloading, getting through doors, etc. (not just cleaning/moving)
    I haven't had a couch in years. I'd like to, but those who I could have in years past, got help with moving it, all have medical/physical ailments that prevent their help. I've thought about some sort of futon (still would like to be able to lay in front of a movie), but haven't found any I was happy with. (would like the underside to be hollow for storage) I saw a link some time ago (may have been that Anna White trailer) where someone made cushions, to go on a box, and could make something like that modular enough, that I could move it myself, and like neighbors did in the 20's, in those bungalow's, gives useful storage. (growing up, pretty much all ottoman's were storage)

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    I do have an older set of something similar under our little love seat right now. They do help with moving for vacuuming, etc. I'll have to look for some more. Thanks.
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    To physically move stuff we have lots of affordable labor locally such as day laborers. They will do just about any type of work that is available.

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